Burning Down the House to Roast the Pig: The High Court Retains Advocates’ Immunity
(2005) 28(3) UNSW Law Journal 646
22 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2013
Date Written: 2005
The High Court of Australia in D’Orta-Ekanaike v Victorian Legal Aid decided to retain advocates immmunity, notwithstanding that the House of Lords in the UK recently abolished it. This article analyses the High Court’s discussion regarding the public policy surrounding advocates’ immunity, and its interpretation of how such policy justifies its retention.
Keywords: advocates immunity, high court, barristers solicitors professional liability
JEL Classification: K41
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